Funding

The History Department is committed to the career development of our students and to enabling rich summer internship experiences for undergraduates interested in history. 

To support students wishing to explore remote or in-person summer internship opportunities that relate to their historical interests, the department awards grants of up to $2,000.  These grants are intended to subsidize the costs of a summer internship at an organization where students can draw on and extend the skills and interests that they have developed in Stanford History classes. 

History Department summer funding is available to undergraduate students working on internships on any topic of historical interest, pending faculty review of the application materials.  In keeping with our commitment to fostering historical interest across the university, this opportunity is open to any undergraduate student who has taken (or is taking) at least one History course, who will still have undergraduate status during the internship.

If a student wishes to participate in a summer internship opportunity that will require domestic or international travel, they should consult the university's travel policy for undergraduates and note any contingency planning or exception requests that they may need to submit. 

How to Apply

Interested students should submit

  • a Student Grants Application Form that describes the internship and its engagement with historical topics and questions, and 
  • a letter from the organization that includes the name and contact information of the internship supervisor

as PDF attachments to Kai Dowding (kdowding [at] stanford.edu). Applications are due by 5:00pm Friday, May 20. Each application is reviewed by a committee of faculty and decisions are announced by early June.  We regret that late applications cannot be accepted.

Please note: Students are required to identify their own internship arrangement and use appropriate due diligence in vetting the internship position. The Department of History will provide funding only and recuses itself from all other responsibilities. In applying for this grant, students release Stanford University and the Department of History from any liability arising in connection to this internship opportunity.